Daniela Murpy Corella is the author of the The Restorer, a physiological thriller set both in modern-day and 16th century Florence. Of Spanish and Irish descent, Daniela is a PACR accredited art conservator/restorer based in Florence. She is the president of Bastioni, association for the research and study of art works, a non-profit organization of international conservators based in the borough of San Niccolò, Florence. She runs her own conservation practice, National Heritage Conservation and for the past twenty-five years has undertaken dozens of major conservation projects both in Italy and abroad. Daniela is currently head of the wall painting department at SACI studio art centers international, Florence, where she teaches both the theory and practice of wall painting conservation and restoration.
Other works published by Daniela include Tips, finding your way around workshops and sites, Nardini Editore, which she co authored with the wall painting conservator Alberto Felici and various articles related to conservation and restoration treatments, all of which are available at the Nardini Editore bookstore. Daniela has collaborated extensively with the media for programs and documentaries related to conservation.
She lives in Montececeri, on the same hill-top chosen by Leonardo da Vinci to test his flying skills and shares her garden with two donkeys, a white maremano and a vivid family of squirrels.